If you’ve ever wished that you owned a trailer when trying to accomplish certain tasks, now might be the time to make it a reality. Perhaps you’re on the fence about purchasing one because you’re not sure the financial investment would pay off. For example, you might wonder how much you would actually use the trailer. To help you make a decision, check out these eight great uses for utility trailers:
1.Moving Furniture and Appliances
When moving items like furniture and appliances, you often will need something more than a pickup truck bed to haul them. A utility trailer is the perfect item to have on hand when you — or a friend or family member — need to move. If you don’t want to spring for the cost of a larger trailer, opt for a smaller size one. Either way, you’ll be amazed how much easier it is to load bulky and heavy items onto a trailer than trying to lift them up into the back of a pickup bed.
2. Collecting Trash
Another task you might be taking on when moving is cleaning out unwanted items and trash in your garage or home. An easy way to do this is to back your trailer into the garage or near a central door of your house for convenient loading. As you bag up your unwanted junk, place the bags and larger loose items on the trailer. Once you’re done cleaning, secure the bags, hook up to the trailer and drive the load to the dump.
3. Hauling Vehicles
Towing a vehicle can prove a hazardous task, and sometimes you just don’t have the proper equipment to secure it to your vehicle or maybe the vehicle isn’t in towable condition. With a utility trailer, however, you don’t have to worry about that. As long as you know how to avoid the worst towing mistakes, using a utility trailer to transport your vehicle can be a much safer option. Additionally, you can use the trailer to haul motorcycles, ATVs and golf carts.
4. Picking Up Building Supplies
If you have a planned construction project, there’s no need to pay for a delivery or hassle with trying to make several trips in a pickup to get everything you need. This is yet another way a utility trailer can come in handy. You’ll be able to check every item off your supply list and easily load things like lumber, cans of paint, sheet metal and shingles onto the trailer bed in one trip.
5. Hauling Livestock
Opt for a trailer with enclosed sides, and you’ll be able to haul any livestock that might need transporting. Whether you’re returning from a livestock sale or one of your animals needs to make a trip to the vet, a utility trailer with enclosed sides can help you get either task accomplished.
6. Utilizing for Special Events
Utility trailers can be used for all kinds of special events. For example, you can use it for a hayride during the fall months. Or you can use it as a platform to build a float for a parade. It could also be used to display items in a yard sale or as a stage for a child’s dance or karaoke party. If you like to shop garage sales, you can tow your trailer with you in case you come across a large item that won’t fit in your vehicle.
7. Hauling Equipment
No matter what type of business you’re in or what tasks you need to accomplish with equipment, a utility trailer can help you get the items from point A to point B. For example, if you own a landscaping business, you can easily haul push mowers, a riding mower, leaf blowers, pole saws, mulch, grass and more with the bed space provided by a trailer.
8. Hauling Brush
If you live on acreage that has excess brush, there might come a time when you want to trim it back or remove large areas of it. When you do, you can take your utility trailer with you, and as you remove the unwanted brush, you can load it on the trailer rather than leaving it behind.
The Next Step
Now that you have an idea of some of the tasks you can accomplish by owning your own utility trailer, it should make easier for you to decide if buying one is worth the investment. For an idea of what’s available, check out these trailers for sale in San Diego County.